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Title: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on January 26, 2009, 05:42:03 AM
Hi everyone! Here's (yet another) WIP from me! Banpresto's line of "Gundam Vs Gundam" Desktop head displays. They're great, and I highly recommend it if you can get hold of some :)

(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP1.jpg)

Details are here : -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p1.htm

As usual comments are welcome!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on February 07, 2009, 08:49:17 AM
Here's a small update on the head...
(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP17.jpg)

The WIP is here : -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p2.htm

As usual, comments are welcome!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on February 19, 2009, 06:56:44 AM
OK! So here's a small update on the Head..
(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP21.jpg)

The rest of the WIP is here : -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p3.htm

As usual, comments are welcome!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: chaos_theory on February 19, 2009, 07:10:41 AM
Great work so far. The reshaping has really improved this kit, more slim appearance. Thanks for the tic-tac trick!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on March 10, 2009, 06:53:50 AM
small update from me...
(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP29.jpg)

Details here: -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p4.htm (http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p4.htm)

As usual, comments are welcome!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: Marc on March 10, 2009, 07:21:38 AM
Ooh that's one sharp V-fin!
Very interesting and detailed build, keep it up!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on March 14, 2009, 05:30:24 AM
Thanks Ezechiel!

here's another teeny weeny update from me...
(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP39.jpg)

More details here: -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p5.htm

As Usual comments and feedback is welcomed!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on April 09, 2009, 06:16:46 AM
Teeny weeny update... nothing much, mostly cleaning up the uneven molding, sink holes etc. and adding some simple details. Nothing as major as erix work :)
(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP44.jpg)

Details are here: -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p6.htm

As usual comments are welcome!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: chaos_theory on April 09, 2009, 08:34:21 AM
I have enjoyed this build up. You add the right details in the right areas (on all your kits). I think the extra camera light will be a nice improvement to the sensors.

Any plans to build a neck/cowl base for this?
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: DrDazzle on April 09, 2009, 11:40:09 AM
Better yet build a whole body lol. This is looking really great. I love that you replaced the crest camera even when they had a fairly detailed one in place. You have a great attention to detail, and don't overdo it. And BTW, couldn't you get something clear and paint it whatever you wanted? That shade of green for the camera seems so limey.
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on April 09, 2009, 05:49:40 PM
Thanks guys, for the kind comments. i do have plans to build the torso and the cockpit, but i have a tendency of biting off more than i can chew when it comes to modelling. Wouldn't want to end up withyet another abandoned project. So this time round I'll focus on completing the actual head first(fully paint, decal etc), before i start any work on the torso.

dr. dazzle - yeah i agree with you on the colour of the tic tac case. I'll probably end up replacing it eventually with some clear plastic material and paint it clear green. The tic tac case is great for test fitting purposes, so that you can have a nice idea how everything would look like without having to paint anything. Its a bit soft and rubbery, so you can't really sand it or polish it either.
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on April 19, 2009, 06:01:36 AM
Some small updates! Its almost done now... currently working on the rear camera, and also blocking out the lights from leaking all over the place.

(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP57.jpg)

The WIP is here : -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p7.htm

As usual, comments are most welcome!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: louis on April 19, 2009, 08:55:06 AM
Wow another new mod Gundam Head, but can I ask what happen to your other mods like the meteor unit? I was looking forward to that kit to be finished. Well anyway thanks for the tip about the torso joint I asked you before, keep up the great works, I hope I can finish my mods in my kit so I can post it here too.
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on April 19, 2009, 06:20:36 PM
thanks louis. I have a habit of getting burned out if the project drags too long. I've been working on the meteor on and off, in short bursts over the past few years. I'll try to resume work on it sometime later this year hopefully. But only after i finish this, the vf-25, and also the zaku. ^_^
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on May 22, 2009, 06:07:57 AM
Been busy over the past few weeks and hardly had time to work on this. Here's a small, hopefully last update before I start wiring up the LEDS and painting this.
(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP60.jpg)

The rest of the WIP can be found here : -
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p8.htm

As usual comments are welcome!
Title: Re: V Gundam (Banpresto Desktop Head display)
Post by: WhiteBase on August 12, 2009, 09:06:09 AM
Hi guys. If all goes well, this will be the final WIP update before i complete. Finishing this is proving to me much tougher than i had imagined, and i had mistake after mistake...
(http://www.ebasenet.com/images/wb/V-GundamHead/V-GundamHead_WIP79.jpg)

The rest of the WIP is here.
http://www.ebasenet.com/progress-V-GundamHead_p9.htm

As usual comments are welcome!